What you'll learn

  • List new developments and state-of-the-art treatments for neurosurgical conditions (brain and spine) available at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

  • Describe signs and symptoms of urgent neurosurgical conditions.

  • Interpret incidental imaging findings of the brain and spine and their urgency.


  • Evaluate the need for operative versus conservative treatment for axial back pain.


  • List special considerations for treating elderly patients with TBI.


  • Generate a differential diagnosis of the most common neurosurgical conditions.


Course description

This course is also relevant for any subspecialty working closely with neurosurgery: critical care, pain medicine, ENT, emergency medicine and ACS. This course is designed to be interactive and case-based and the content is relevant to day-to-day care for our patients. Nurses, APPs, physical and occupational therapists and speech therapists are encouraged to attend.


This is an accredited, in-person course offered by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This course is targeted to Specialty Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Physicians . 

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Contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu with questions.


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